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Monday, February 21, 2011

stop making plans

we are thick in the middle of finishing up law school applications today. i can't help but wonder... "where is this road going to take us?"
as hard as it is to sit back and enjoy the ride, i have learned so much over the last few years about letting go of control.
confession: i am a planner.
most of my life was pretty planned out through my mid-twenties. somewhere a long the way, things went way off course from where i thought i would be heading.
but, my plans were no where near this magnificent. kind of boring in fact. and if there is anything that the last few years have taught me, it is to stop making plans.
when i am so obsessed over the way my life is "supposed to be," i can not take time to enjoy where God is taking me and what He has in store.
if you would have asked me a year ago where i hope we end up for law school, there were 2 schools on my list: BYU and San Diego. period. i didn't want to hear of anything else. but as i have learned to let go, seek answers in prayer about where God might need the erickson family, and open my mind to the possibilities, i find myself trusting in Him and getting  really excited about opportunities all over the country. (and when i say all over, i mean all over: hawaii to kansas and everything in between.)
and i have faith that whatever His plan is, it is better than mine.

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At February 21, 2011 at 10:05 AM , Blogger Bonhomie Jewelry said...

amen to that!! as i'm learning to let go and listen to His voice, i've let go of my fears and worries and it is SO peaceful! i'm actually looking forward to the unknown for our family. looking forward to seeing what He has in store for yours!

At February 21, 2011 at 11:36 AM , Blogger Amanda said...

Lovely! My husband and I did the same thing back in our twenties. (I feel old writing that!!) We have never been more blessed than we are right now. :) We always knew that as long as we were together, it really didn't matter where we ended up. Good luck!!

At February 21, 2011 at 12:17 PM , Blogger kristen said...

is it you or your husband applying to law schools? my husband did that almost 8 years ago now (he's in his 4th year of law practice) it was the hardest and scariest thing we've ever done. he worked full time and went to law school in the part-time evening program here in seattle. it was a looong 3 1/2 years, but oh so worth it in the end.

keep us posted!

At February 21, 2011 at 1:29 PM , Blogger Jenna said...

i love that, so true. i saw this on a shirt once: LET GOd work. i love it: LET GO and let god work. i'm a planner too, and i think god smiles at us planners and says, "if you only knew". how exciting for you guys on the brink of this new journey!

At February 21, 2011 at 3:38 PM , Blogger Jacqueline said...

YES!!! There was a little door knob pillow on sale at Hobby Lobby for like $1 and it said Yes, LORD! I love that, no matter what the question is, we know the answer is the same. AMEN!! xoxo

At February 21, 2011 at 4:29 PM , Blogger SweetSugarBelle said...

Oh how I crave a plan...still do. But what happens instead is surely and adventure! Great post!

At February 21, 2011 at 4:43 PM , Blogger Gussy said...

amen, amen, amen {said in song}
heart you, Jess!
X to the O.

At February 21, 2011 at 5:11 PM , Blogger mandiegirl said...

Good to hear friend! My hubby will be quitting his job or going VERY part time by the end of the year to go to school full time, & Im stressed often thinking about it. Thanks for sharing Jess!

At February 21, 2011 at 9:31 PM , Blogger Cherry Tree Lane said...

I will be waiting in anticipation to see where God leads you guys.
He is so in control and has a perfect plan.

Love you Jess <3

At February 21, 2011 at 10:11 PM , Blogger Heather :: AFD Jewelry :: said...

I hope you end up in the Bay Area. Is that even a possibility?



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